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Charney Jo
07-06-19, 23:20
Newspapers.com is free this weekend, so I've been trying my US side to see if they are listed anywhere.

Alice Anderson was my father in law's grandfather's first wife. She left him and moved from Manchester to Buffalo in the US, where she married John B Anderson. (there is a long thread on here where you all helped me find her).

So, this was in the Buffalo Courier on 5th March 1907. Can someone explain what it is all about? And what does the "Evans" refer to? Is it where the land is. It is not her name. I'm hoping that you can see the link.

https://www.newspapers.com/image/?clipping_id=32415880&fcfToken=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJm cmVlLXZpZXctaWQiOjM3MDExNjU5NSwiaWF0IjoxNTU5OTQ1MT YzLCJleHAiOjE1NjAwMzE1NjN9.aee2F9O8R24NLZjR6GrAr08 cRgxbqJexLWxK6t6vsNs

Thanks for any help!

PhotoFamily
08-06-19, 00:19
Hamburg, East Aurora, and Evans are towns around Buffalo, NY. I'd guess that they either married in Evans, or obtained their marriage license in Evans, or were residents in Evans. Not sure what the $$ were about, but maybe the cost of the license? Why would the cost vary??

not sure if this map link will work:
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Buffalo,+NY/Evans,+NY/Hamburg,+NY/East+Aurora,+NY/@42.7748645,-79.0888474,10z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m26!4m25!1m5!1m1!1s0x89d3126152dfe5 a1:0x982304a5181f8171!2m2!1d-78.8783689!2d42.8864468!1m5!1m1!1s0x89d3201ed4a117 03:0xe0f6efa00fc36ef5!2m2!1d-78.9966888!2d42.6639225!1m5!1m1!1s0x89d304b56b6267 6b:0x562381014e50f90f!2m2!1d-78.8294768!2d42.7158927!1m5!1m1!1s0x89d3a6ee1f4499 a3:0xd3ca79492e0afaf6!2m2!1d-78.6133589!2d42.7678376!3e0

What is the column header?

cbcarolyn
08-06-19, 08:40
must be some kind of transfer/land/licence? it carries on at page 11 with and overall header of court records. next lot are mortgages, looks like sub header is missing. Maybe look at next paper and see what they regularly report on?

on the column next to it - it says deeds city.

Olde Crone Holden
08-06-19, 10:19
Can't be marriages as the first one is two male names.

I would think it's land claims or transfer of deeds, maybe at death?

OC

GallowayLass
08-06-19, 10:58
Does this include Canadian newspapers? Particularly coverage in Manitoba and Ontario provinces.

cbcarolyn
08-06-19, 13:12
Does this include Canadian newspapers? Particularly coverage in Manitoba and Ontario provinces.
I just clicked through and registered, was most impressed with search - give it a go and see where it takes you.

cbcarolyn
08-06-19, 13:12
Can't be marriages as the first one is two male names.



OC
I spotted that :) , funny that there are no addresses, the first part has addresses

PhotoFamily
08-06-19, 15:42
Can't be marriages as the first one is two male names.

I would think it's land claims or transfer of deeds, maybe at death?

OC:good:

Right - getting the column header would be useful, tho. Seems like too small an amount for land transfer, tho, even in that era.

cbcarolyn
08-06-19, 16:51
column starts https://www.newspapers.com/clip/32473095/

Deeds City

20115

Then it says county - so assume that to be "deeds county" - are they so rural no address?

20116

PhotoFamily
09-06-19, 15:26
Then it says county - so assume that to be "deeds county" - are they so rural no address?


Yes, I think that the dollar amount is a transfer fee - it seems way too low, and too consistent, to be the sale price of the property. Farmland would probably be given by coordinates, so not an address. This could be used as an index to look up property records, if you had access to them.

I wonder if women's property had to be formally transferred to their spouses?? I don't know women's rights to own property in the time period, and it would vary by state.

I know that when my grandparents bought property in Ohio in the 50's, the local newspaper carried a notice of the sale.

cbcarolyn
09-06-19, 17:55
Yes, I think that the dollar amount is a transfer fee - it seems way too low, and too consistent, to be the sale price of the property. Farmland would probably be given by coordinates, so not an address. This could be used as an index to look up property records, if you had access to them.

I wonder if women's property had to be formally transferred to their spouses?? I don't know women's rights to own property in the time period, and it would vary by state.

I know that when my grandparents bought property in Ohio in the 50's, the local newspaper carried a notice of the sale.

I did wonder if it was some kind of family transfer as most share same surname, so father to son etc, tried to google - but couldn't think what to search for.

PhotoFamily
10-06-19, 04:20
OK, this would be a labor of love, also known as an exercise left to the reader, but FS has the deeds for Erie county online, but are unindexed, except by county then year (and the index that the county itself used):
https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index?owc=M7HG-T68%3A358137701%3Fcc%3D2078654

Happy hunting :)

Charney Jo
10-06-19, 16:12
Hi,

Thanks all. Sorry, I got waylaid this weekend. I didn’t mean to not check back in!